It had rained all day, but 27377 hardy fans still made it out to Estádio Divino
. Edward MacEvoy
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Thom Hamster
and Claudio Piazza
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Divinos.
Starters: Pinto - Gneo, Dobre, Bolton - Almeida Moreira, Ruella, Remekselä, Remeloso, Costa Assunção - Zmasser, Beltrame.
Civil had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
Lineup: Maruschak - Karpenko, Bremeln, Bokhove - Maltez, Gandara, Drögenvorwerk, Orán, Obar - Cabrero, Behrendt.
It was an obvious ambition of Divinos to use their ability at attacking on the flanks.
Today, Civil's strategy involved concentrating on the flanks for their attacks.
Civil's J. Cabrero
was shown a yellow card after 24 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
With 25 minutes played, the visitors broke through on the right after some poor defending. A. Bokhove
put the ball away for 0 - 1.
The bicycle kick from M. Maltez
would have been the Goal of the Year for Civil, had it not hit the post.
It was obvious that Civil had instructions to attack on the wings instead of in the middle.
The home crowd was not impressed when P. Behrendt
came in from the right, shooting hard to score after 31 minutes. Civil were now up 0 - 2.
Divinos were awarded a penalty 33 minutes into the match and M. Zmasser
fired the ball into the net to make the score 1 - 2.
The teams went for the halftime break at 1 - 2.
Civil claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 57 percent.
increased the visitors' lead by putting a volley away after a pass from the right. 1 - 3.
The boggy pitch disrupted the game, especially for technical players like G. Orán
It was a bad day for the usually speedy R. Karpenko
. The mud seemed to slow him down.
Attacking on the wings was the choice for Divinos, and they were successfully passing the ball from the middle to the wings to attack.
78 minutes into the match, Divinos's M. Zmasser
collected a ball sent down the right and put it in the back of the net, narrowing the score to 2 - 3.
83 minutes into the game, Civil worked the left side industriously creating several opportunities to add to their lead, but just couldn't apply the finishing touch.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Civil, with 52 percent of the ball.
Divinos's top performer was clearly M. Zmasser
was a disappointment, however.
Civil's best player was M. Maltez
However, J. Cabrero
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 2 - 3.